Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Old school II

The Warehouse
This club was situated in Claremont St (there was a back entrance in Daly St), South Yarra, at the same place that is Salt. If you didn't get there early then you would be stuck in a long queue back in the days when queues meant that the place was full. This was one of the places to be if you were a hip young thing back in the early '90s. How I was let in I'll never know. It must have been a pity thing.

There was a empty lot next door where you could park your car. We all used to park our cars there and we never had any problems. But on one night I came out of the club to find my car not there. My first thought was that it had been stolen. My trusty 1974 Audi Fox. It was a good little car that survived a drive up to Noosa and back. However, there were others there whose cars were also gone. We all realised that the owners had put up a "Cars will be towed if parked here" sign. I had to fetch my car from a compound in Richmond and it cost me $200. Bastards.

Fluid on a Thursday (Left: older version of pass) The respective reverse sides are show. This night was the big one for the Warehouse. (DJ Andy Van's name pops up again.)

Saturday Night. Not such a big night hence the half price drinks.

Sunday Night. Also a big night.

Friday, December 22, 2006


I've stumbled across the following site Fundies Say The Darndest Things!. This is a collection of stuff written or said by fundie christians in newspapers, chatrooms or forums. Check out some of the following:

"One of the most basic laws in the universe is the Second Law of Thermodynamics. This states that as time goes by, entropy in an environment will increase. Evolution argues differently against a law that is accepted EVERYWHERE BY EVERYONE. Evolution says that we started out simple, and over time became more complex. That just isn't possible: UNLESS there is a giant outside source of energy supplying the Earth with huge amounts of energy. If there were such a source, scientists would certainly know about it. [emphasis added]"

"I am a bit troubled. I believe my son has a girlfriend, because she left a dirty magazine with men in it under his bed. My son is only 16 and I really don't think he's ready to date yet. What's worse is that he's sneaking some girl to his room behind my back. I need help, God! I want my son to stop being so secretive!"

"I can sum it all up in three words: Evolution is a lie"

"If your original Hebrew disagrees with my original King James --- your original Hebrew is wrong. If your original Hebrew agrees with my original King James, your original Hebrew is right."

"[On homosexuality being a condition one is born with]
Just because you are born a certain way doesn't meant that is the way you have to be. Some people are born Asian, but through surgeries and counseling they can change."

"I often debate with evolutionists because I believe that they are narrow mindedly and dogmatically accepting evolution without questioning it. I don't really care how God did what He did. I know He did it."

"I didn't come to Jesus by my intelligence and neither will you my friend."

"If you compare the Mein Kampf to the Qur'an, you'll discover they're nearly identical"

There is more gold at the website.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Old school

I've finally moved house. During the move I received the RRR magazine in which they celebrate 30 years of RRR. In the magazine was an article reminiscing about 'Outlaw', the wednesday night at Chaser's nightclub during the 80's and early 90's. As I packed I found a pile of old nightclub passes from that era and I thought that I'd share them.

Amadeus was the nightspot at the Matthew Flinders Hotel on Warrigal Rd in Chadstone. Growing up in Mount Waverley, this place was close to home and so I spent a lot of money and drank far too much there. The big nights were Bedrock and Daisy Age. If you lived in or around the Waverley area, went to Victoria College Burwood (now Deakin Uni) or Monash Uni, chances are you went to Amadeus. It's heyday was about '89 - '92.

ps. It's scary to think that Captain Spalding are still around!

Bedrock (front and rear)

Other versions of the Bedrock passes

Chill zone (front and rear)

The Brain (front and rear)

atomic (front and rear)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

It's all happenin'

It's been frantic over the last couple of weeks. It's that time of year when you have to write those reports again as well as having meetings with parents explaining why their kid failed. But that's all done and so is the year (nearly).

I also have found a new place to live and will be moving this week. Hopefully next weekend I can relax, put my feet up and find something to really rant about.

E, Mel, Amanda, and Ms Dodo, I will do the godfather thing but I'll just go through the motions. I don't thing I'll bother trying to explain the situation because I don't think that it will make any difference, it's head and brickwall stuff.

I've just finished watching nearly 18hrs of the Beyond Belief 2006 conference. Fascinating viewing. If you are into the whole science/religion/morality/philosophy stuff I recommend it. There are some great and controversial presentations by Ramachandran (delusional beliefs of stroke victims), Dawkins (religion is a form of child abuse), Shermer (why we believe weird things), Druyan (a moving personal reflection of what science means to her), Banaji (implicit prejudice); just to name a few. I've got a copy of the .mp4 downloads (2GB in total) if you are interested.

It's also that time of year for a Melbourne Christmas tradition. Xmas Even. I wanna go, so is anyone interested? It's at the Spanish Club on friday the 22nd.

Friday, December 01, 2006

15 minutes

My grey t-shirt got 15 minutes of fame yesterday. Well, only the part that covers my left chest. In the photo that accompanies the following article I'm mostly obscured by a fellow teacher wearing sunnies and a brown hat, but you can see my chin and t-shirt.
That's my 15 minutes of fame. Does that mean I've got nothing left to do??